Archive for Communication Design

L’Anse aux Meadows

Viking Stamp

To the undiscovered country!

‘A long time ago’ I created some stamps for a course in university; the theme was “Canada” so I based mine on the L’Anse aux Meadows site in Newfoundland. It was inspired by viking-era word carvings, and targeted towards children.  Seeing as the 50th anniversary of the discovery of this site was recently celebrated, I decided to upload a stamp. Yes, the boat is going east instead of west, but that’s to give an impression of movement (when you put the stamp on a letter, it’s like the ship is going to sail off of the envelope oooOOooh).

The stamp is badly dated. And begs to be redone. The typeface, the alignment, the drawing…all makes me cringe a bit. There’s a reason why the design part of my gallery is so bare. I’ll have to redo my stamp series  – I must! I think I’ve grown since this project, and I’d really like to revisit it. Along with a lot of my past work.

I’ll just add it to the list of stuff that needs a reboot. Like this site :S